WNIJ signed on the air in 1991, and the programming previously provided by WNIU was split into two distinct services. WNIU became an all-classical music station, and WNIJ provided news, jazz and entertainment.
As the broadcast arm of Northern Illinois University, the mission of Northern Public Radio is to enrich, inspire and inform adults in northern Illinois through programs and services that share ideas, encourage thought, give pleasure and create community. For the past 30 years, students, staff, and volunteers have spent every day to meet your need for in-depth news, information, and entertainment. In April, we want to celebrate just a sampling of the reasons you love WNIJ.